This blockbuster exhibition, seen by almost eight million people worldwide since it opened in Los Angeles in 2005, features some of the world’s most precious treasures and a window into the fascinating culture of ancient Egypt.
The exhibition focuses on the 18th Dynasty, a 150-year period, which began around 1550 B.C., when Egypt was at the height of its power and the “Golden Age” of Egyptian art. The extensive array of more than 130 extraordinary artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun (1333–1324 B.C.) and other ancient Egyptian sites offers a glimpse into this incredible period in history. The exhibition highlights the discovery of the tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922 and the ongoing scientific research into the cause of Tutankhamun’s death.
Los Angeles County Museum 6/16/05—11/15/05
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art 12/15/05—4/23/06
The Field Museum, Chicago 5/26/06—1/1/07
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia 2/3/07—9/3/07
The O2, London 11/15/07—9/3/08
Dallas Museum of Art 10/3/09—5/17/09
de Young Museum, San Francisco 8/27/10—3/28/11
Discovery Times Square Exposition, New York 4/23/11—1/2/11
Melbourne Museum 4/8/11—11/6/11
Cutting-edge science is featured in a section devoted to ongoing research on ancient Egyptian mummies and the results of a landmark DNA study featured in National Geographic magazine (9/2010).
This exhibit is accompanied by Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (National Geographic Books, 2005)
For the first time in Australia, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharoahs opens at the Melbourne Museum on April 8, 2011.
Mysterious boy king Tutankhamun returned to the U.S. in 2008, bringing rare treasures never before seen outside Egypt. This book’s is the perfect keepsake and chronicle of this magnificent exhibition.
In June 2005, National Geographic Magazine featured King Tut and created this interactive expedition to his tomb.
Two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun will undergo DNA testing to determine their relation to the famous pharaoh.
Was Tutankhamun murdered? In an effort to solve that mystery and others, scientists CT-scanned the 3,000-year-old mummy of the ancient Egyptian king.
Students will explore what artifacts tell us about a culture. They will briefly consider what modern “artifacts” reveal about human culture. Students will then examine several ancient Egyptian artifacts and discuss what they reveal about ancient Egyptian culture.
Students will explore what historical and recent research has revealed about King Tut in an effort to solve the mystery of how he died.
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